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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

When talking about any profession, most people tend to focus on the here and now. That's understandable. it's really important to know what's going on in the present tense. But you are missing out on some vital information if you never read and learn about the history of a profession. This applies to plumbing, in particular. You can really further your understanding of the profession by knowing how it began and what changes have been made over the years. That's why we sometimes reference the history of plumbing on this blog. We'll also dive into the future of the profession from time to time because, after all, you have to know where you're headed.




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When To Get Your Home's Sewer Line Repaired

by Madison Dean

A properly functioning sewer line is essential to keep things running smoothly at home. However, sewer line problems can creep in and cause significant disruption to your household activities. In some cases, these problems can even affect the health of your family.

To avert a potential plumbing disaster in your home, you need to know the signs of impending sewer trouble and perform the necessary repair work in a timely manner. Here are some indications you may have an issue with your residential sewer line.

Sewer Backups  

One of the most obvious signs of sewer line trouble is when wastewater comes up all the drains throughout your house. This usually happens when there is a blockage that's stopping wastewater from flowing freely through the sewer pipes.

If you experience a backup in only one drain, it is likely that the problem is limited to that particular drain and does not extend to the sewer line. In this case, you will require drain unblocking services instead of sewer repairs.

Sewer Gas Odor

Your sewer line removes wastewater from your home but also directs sewer gases away from the home to the outside environment. It includes a plumbing vent pipe to ensure your house does not smell like sewage.

If you notice unpleasant sewer smells inside your house, there might be cracks in your sewer system. These cracks may allow sewer gases to escape, affecting your indoor air quality.

Wet Patches In The Yard

If you can spot wastewater pooling in your yard, it is likely you are experiencing a sewer line leak. The leak might cause the grass in the yard to grow at an uneven rate. If the spots with the fast growth of grass are located along the areas where your sewer line is buried, you should have the sewer line checked for leaks and repaired.

Slow Drains

If you notice that the wastewater in all the drains throughout your house is flowing sluggishly, you may have clogs in your sewer line. If you leave the problem unattended for too long, it will eventually result in sewer backups.

Mold Growth

The sewer line sometimes runs through the walls, underneath the floors, and in other hidden areas of a house. If you spot signs of mold growth in these areas, you may have a sewer line leak.

Sewer line issues should never be ignored because they can cause extensive water damage to a home and also affect the health of building occupants. Plus, sewer repairs can be expensive if left unaddressed for a long time.

For more information on sewer repair, contact a professional near you.